2004 Bali WTA Women's Singles Results-- Svetlana Kuznetsova, Champion


  WTA Sept 13-19

Wismilak International, Bali, INA Tier III

$225,000 - 30 players - outdoor: hard

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s1 # 3 Anastasia Myskina
s2 # 9 Svetlana Kuznetsova
s3 # 13 Ai Sugiyama
s4 # 15 Nadia Petrova
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#9 Svetlana Kuznetsova
5'8", 161 lbs, RH, 2H-BH
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#71 Marlene Weingartner
5'8", 128 lbs, RH, 2H-BH

    On Sunday in the final of the Wismilak International in Bali, 2nd-seeded 19-year-old Svetlana Kuznetsova of St. Petersburg, Russia (ranked # 6 this week after her US Open victory, but still # 9 on the Bali drawsheet-- draws use 1-week-old rankings) defeated 24-year-old # 71 Marlene Weingartner of Germany 6-1, 6-4 (photos shown).
    Svetlana said: "It was tough to go all the way through after coming from the U.S. Open... I played well the first set, but Marlene couldn't find anything to play against me. In the second set she played better. She ran much more, but I was still making her run to see if she could handle it." story

    US Open champ Svetlana and Marlene had played only once before, last year on carpet indoors at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, where Svetlana won, 6-2, 6-4.

    19-year-old Svetlana Kuznetsova was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and still resides there (during the few weeks a year she is not globe-trotting on the tour, or training in Spain). She has now won 5 WTA singles titles (the others: last week at the US Open, at Eastbourne this year, and at Helsinki and Bali in 2002), and she has reached 5 other WTA singles finals this year. Svetlana swings a Head "Liquidmetal Instinct" bat and is attired in Fila togs. Receiving her tennis training at the Sanchez-Casal Academy near Barcelona, Spain (sort of a Spanish version of the Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, Florida), Svetlana has been coached by Emilio Sanchez, Stefan Ortega, and others. Svetlana began playing WTA doubles with coach (and former ATP player) Emilio's younger sister, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, a former WTA # 1. When Arantxa retired, Martina Navratilova asked Svetlana to play doubles with her. When Martina chose to play doubles with an American partner this year to prepare for the Olympics, Svetlana teamed up with Elena Likhovtseva.
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    24-year-old Marlene Weingartner was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and has residences in Leimen, Germany, and in Wesley Chapel (Saddlebrook), Florida, an area where quite a few WTA players reside, such as Jennifer Capriati and Ashley Harkleroad (Martina Hingis has a residence there, but reportedly now spends her non-traveling time in Switzerland). Marlene paints and plays the piano; her father is a management consultant, and her mother is a doctor.
    Marlene wears Fila and swings a Babolat bat. This was Marlene's 1st WTA singles final. However, she has won over a million dollars in prize money, had one of her best seasons on the tour last year, and reached the 4th round earlier this year at Roland Garros. Marlene is coached by Christian Vinck.
Weingartner record

    Svetlana also reached the doubles final, teamed with her former partner Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, who came partly out of retirement this year to play doubles in a few tourneys. But Svetlana and Arantxa were defeated by Anastasia Myskina & Ai Sugiyama 6-3, 7-5. Anastasia and Ai got knocked out of the singles early, but probably didn't mind sticking around, because neither one is playing in Beijing next week (hanging around in Bali is reputedly not so awful, anyway). Teaming with doubles expert Ai paid off for Anastasia; it was Anastasia's 1st WTA doubles title (she has 8 singles titles, including this year's French Open). For Ai, it was her 30th WTA doubles title. Only 17 other players have won more career doubles titles since the "Open Era" began in 1968.

    An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Bali on Wednesday at about 3:35pm local time. The epicenter of the quake was 7 kilometers southwest of Denpasar, the main population center. This placed it west of the Wismilak International location at Nusa Dua, Bali, a peninsula south of Denpasar, connected by a corridor so narrow that it is almost a separate island. There are no reports of any injuries at the tourney; 1 construction worker in Denpasar died when he fell of the building he was working on. Bali map
    The Bali photo gallery is up, and the pics are large (500x737). Thank you, Wismilak people.
    The main draw for Bali has 8 seeds, with 2 1st-round byes. There are 4 qualifiers in the main draw. Qualifying finals are on Monday.
    The time in Bali is GMT (UCT, ZULU) plus 8 hours (=US EDT+12, PDT +15). Early round play begins at 3:00pm local time.


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Anastasia Myskina, Galina Voskoboeva, Gisela Dulko, Chanda Rubin, Nadia Petrova, & Jelena Jankovic
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Svetlana Kuznetsova

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Nadia Petrova

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Chanda Rubin

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Gisela Dulko, Maria Vento-Kabchi, Jelena Jankovic
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Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, retired Indonesian great
Yayuk Basuki, & Angelique Widjaja
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Anastasia Myskina, Gisela Dulko

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Ai Sugiyama

Bali, 1st Round, Mon-Wed
loser's prize: $1,665 US; points: 1
*#161 Aiko Nakamura JPN d #13 s3 Ai Sugiyama JPN 6-4, 7-6(1) Wed
#14 s4 Nadia Petrova RUS d #61 Akiko Morigami JPN 6-2, 3-1 retired--
   wrist injury
*#59 Tathiana Garbin ITA d #22 s5 Chanda Rubin USA 6-1, 6-4 Wed
*SR68 Yoon Jeong Cho KOR d #34 s6 Maria Vento-Kabchi VEN 75 61 Tues
#39 s7 Gisela Dulko ARG d #NR wc Ayu Fani Damayanti INA 6-3, 6-1 Mon
*#139 wc Angelique Widjaja INA d #41 s8 Jelena Jankovic SCG 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 Wed
#44 Flavia Pennetta ITA d #48 Nicole Pratt AUS 7-6(2), 6-4 Tues

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Flavia Pennetta

*#50 Marion Bartoli FRA d #45 A Medina Garrigues ESP 7-6(5), 6-2 Tues

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Marion Bartoli

#46 Kristina Brandi PUR d #56 Saori Obata JPN 6-1, 6-2 Mon
*#67 Maria Elena Camerin ITA d #51 Tina Pisnik SLO 7-5, 6-2 Mon
#53 Anca Barna GER d #120 Mariana Diaz-Oliva ARG 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-2 Tues
#58 Marta Marrero ESP d #65 Jill Craybas USA 6-4, 5-7, 6-1 Mon
#71 Marlene Weingartner GER d #110 Marta Domachowska POL 6-3, 6-4 Tues
*#94 Samantha Stosur AUS d #74 Milagros Sequera VEN 6-2, 7-6(5) Tues

Bali, 2nd Round, Weds-Thurs
loser's prize: $3,050 US; points: 19
*#67 Maria Elena Camerin ITA d #3 s1 Anastasia Myskina RUS 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 Thur

Anastasia said: "I can't find my game. I tried to do my best but somehow it didn't work... I played bad today but I am not going to make any excuse for my defeat. Life is up and down and apparently this is my down. This is my bad day and this is my worst defeat this year." story

#9 s2 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #94 Samantha Stosur AUS 6-4, 6-4 Thur

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Svetlana Kuznetsova

#14 s4 Nadia Petrova RUS d #58 Marta Marrero ESP 7-5, 6-1 Thur
#39 s7 Gisela Dulko ARG d #44 Flavia Pennetta ITA 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 Wed
*SR68 Yoon Jeong Cho KOR d #46 Kristina Brandi PUR 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 Wed
*#59 Tathiana Garbin ITA d #50 Marion Bartoli FRA 6-0, 2-0 retired-- heat illness Thur
*#139 wc Angelique Widjaja INA d #53 Anca Barna GER 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 Thur

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Angelique Widjaja

#71 Marlene Weingartner GER d #161 Aiko Nakamura JPN 7-5, 6-3 Thur

Bali, QFs, Fri
loser's prize: $5,615 US; points: 37
#9 s2 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #139 wc Angelique Widjaja INA 7-5, 6-1
#14 s4 Nadia Petrova RUS d #59 Tathiana Garbin ITA 6-1, 7-5

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Nadia Petrova

*#67 Maria Elena Camerin ITA d #39 s7 Gisela Dulko ARG 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

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Maria Elena Camerin

#71 Marlene Weingartner GER d SR68 Yoon Jeong Cho 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

Bali, SFs, Sat
loser's prize: $10,300 US; points: 66
#9 s2 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #14 s4 Nadia Petrova RUS 6-7(1), 6-1, 6-2 career matches: Svetlana leads 2-0

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Svetlana Kuznetsova

Svetlana said: "After the first set I knew [Nadia] was tired... I wasn't in my best shape, but I was playing hard and enjoying it."

*#71 Marlene Weingartner GER d #67 Maria Elena Camerin ITA 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 career matches: Marlene leads 2-0

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Marlene Weingartner

Marlene said: "I really wanted to win this match. I just fought a little harder I guess, and got a little more luck." story

Bali, Final, Sun
loser's prize: $19,000 US; points: 103
winner's prize: $35,000 US; points: 145
#9 s2 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS d #71 Marlene Weingartner GER 6-1, 6-4 career matches: Svetlana leads 2-0

Bali, Doubles Final, Sun
losers' prize: $10,500 US
winners' prize: $5,700 US
Anastasia Myskina & Ai Sugiyama d Svetlana Kuznetsova & Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 6-3, 7-5

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Anastasia & Ai in the 1st round

Bali, Qual Finals, Mon Sept 13
#94 Samantha Stosur AUS d #361 Lauren Breadmore AUS 6-1, 6-3
#110 Marta Domachowska POL d #168 Casey Dellacqua AUS 6-2, 7-6(3)
*#161 Aiko Nakamura JPN d #117 Jennifer Hopkins USA 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
#120 Mariana Diaz-Oliva ARG d #147 Galina Voskoboeva RUS 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-4

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